I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.Ann Hood
Over winter break, my 6-year-old asked me for a scarf. I have refused to make her a scarf up until now because of safety reasons (you never know what a child can do with a long string-like thing around their neck). But since she is older now and her classmates are wearing scarves to school, I thought it might be a suitable time to get her started on some neck accesories.
The Wrapping Hugs Scarf is inspired by my other free pattern, the Wrapping Hugs Shawl. They use the exact same combination of stitches (double crochet and bead stitch). The only difference is that one is a triangular shawl, while the other is a traditional rectangular scarf.
As you know, anything that goes around the shoulders and the neck represents a hug to me. The idea of having my 6-year-old bring a wearable hug to school fascinates her and comforts me.
Even though I designed this scarf for my 6-year-old, the finished product is long enough for me to wear as well (the scarf is approx. 67″ L x 5.5″ W). If you wish to adjust the length of the scarf, simply add/subtract chains to the starting chain (see pattern below for more details).
Hope you will enjoy making this scarf as much as I did.
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WRAPPING HUGS SCARF – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
- Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry (this is thinner #4 worsted weight yarn; 170 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds per skein)
- Approx. 300 yds
- 5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- 4” x 4” = 13 dc x 7 rows
- Approx. 67” (L) x 5.5” (W)
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rem – remaining
- sk – skip
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- yo – yarn over
- Standard US Crochet Terms
- Advanced Beginner
- Bead Stitch: Dc in the designated st, *yo, insert hook behind the dc post from right to left, yo, pull up a loop*, repeat * to * 2 more times (7 loops on hook), yo, pull through 6 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through rem 2 loops.
- Meeting gauge is not essential for this pattern. However, I suggest that you make a swatch to see how you like the drape of the crocheted fabric.
- Crochet the beginning chain loosely or go up a hook size for the chain (i.e. use a 5.5mm hook for the chain).
- Ch 3 at the beginning of each row DOES count as a stitch.
- Adjust the length of this scarf simply by adding or subtracting stitches to the beginning chain. Chain any even number + 2.
Ch 200 + 2.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each st across (200).
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as a st), turn. Dc in the next st and in each st across (200).
Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 4: Ch 3, turn. *Bead st in next st, sk 1*, repeat * to * until 1 st rem, dc in the last st (2 dc, 99 bead st).
Rows 5-7: Repeat Row 2.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Rows 9-11: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR SCARF IS DONE!
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